Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon has signed dozens of bills into law this year.
New laws general go into effect in Missouri on Aug. 28, 2013. The exceptions are in some cases, emergency clauses were enacted to make them laws immediately. In others, some bills have wording that make them laws on other specific dates, but those are rare, according to the governor’s office.
Here is a look at the bills that Nixon has signed into law. The descriptions were provided by his office.
Senate Bill 69, which authorizes Department of Social Services hearing officers to correct or vacate administrative child support decisions and orders.
Senate Bill 188, which allows local law enforcement in the county where a Sexually Violent Predator facility is located, upon their request, to be granted access by Department of Corrections to GPS monitoring of any Sexually Violent Predator granted conditional release into the county where the facility is located.
Senate Bill 248 and House Bill 175, which amend the procedures for establishing neighborhood improvement districts and for the collecting of the districts’ special assessments. These two pieces of legislation also strengthen existing laws protecting property owners from predatory lenders.
Senate Bill 252, which, among its many provisions, prohibits the scanning and retaining of certain source documents involved in the issuance of a driver or nondriver license.
House Bill 117, which modifies the initiative and referendum petition process by making the review and certification process more efficient and by increasing public awareness of initiatives.
House Bill 510, which modifies the law related to limited liability companies.
House Bill 307, which, among other provisions, sets forth the conditions necessary for a city to remove a non-elected police chief.
Senate Bill 47, which is designed to help more neglected and abused children move out of foster care by allowing specified relatives and close non-related guardians to receive the same adoption subsidies offered to adoptive parents.
Senate Bill 159, which limits co-pays for prescribed physical therapy treatment to not more than what is charged for a visit to a primary care physician.
Senate Bill 229, which clarifies the criminal offenses that disqualify a person from working at the Department of Mental Health.
Senate Bill 257, which clarifies and streamlines the process of establishing a Port Improvement District (PID) and eliminates a provision prohibiting the establishment of such districts in Clay County.
House Bill 58, which deals with requirements on vendors selling portable electronic insurance coverage.
House Bill 212, which changes the laws regarding secured transactions under the Uniform Commercial Code.
House Bill 498, which eliminates certain requirements for corporate dividends paid from paid-in surplus.
House Bill 715, which authorizes motorcycles to be equipped with brake lights that blink with varying brightness for not more than five seconds when the brakes are applied
House Bill 428, which modifies the procedure insurers must undertake to purchase a vehicle through the claims process when they are unable to obtain negotiable title, among other provisions. House Bill 428 also authorizes motor vehicle dealers to provide a public school or college with a new or used vehicle as a courtesy or driver training vehicle.
Senate Bill 148, which also deals with salvage titling. The bill authorizes an applicant to obtain a temporary salvage permit for purposes of transporting a salvage vehicle to a Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) inspection station.
Senate Bill 157, which strengthens the regulation of scrap metal purchases to prevent and combat the criminal trade in scrap metal. The bill also adds catalytic converters to the types of scrap metal items requiring documentation.
House Bill 418, which modifies the Kansas City Police Employee Retirement Systems to improve funded ratios and lower overall plan costs by creating a Tier II retirement benefit structure for officers and civilians hired on or after August 28, 2013.
House Bill 336, which protects Kansas City police officers and other police department employees' First Amendment rights by allowing them to engage in political activity when they are off duty and not in official uniform.
House Bill 722, which modifies the retirement system for the St. Louis Police Department by reducing the minimum years of service for officers to be eligible for disability retirement pension under certain circumstances and creating a three member medical board to review applications for disability retirement.
House Bill 404, which adds police officers to the list of workers who are eligible for workers' compensation benefits for medical conditions that are shown to have been directly caused by job-induced psychological stress.
House Bill 451, which allows a county governing body to amend its budget up to twice during the year if there is an unanticipated decline in revenues of two percent or more